Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Youtube TV
Pauley Pavilion is the site where the UCLA Bruins (14-2) will compete against the Colorado Buffaloes (11-6) on Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes took the court against Oregon State and took home the win by a score of 62-42 in their last game. Colorado finished with a 41.2% field goal percentage (21 of 51) and knocked down 6 out of their 19 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Buffaloes made 14 of 21 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 38 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When it comes to defending, Colorado allowed 34.0% from the floor on 18 of 53 shooting. Oregon State earned 6 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, Oregon State snagged 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Oregon State finished 33.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 2 of 6 shots. They buried 4 of 14 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Buffaloes left the arena with 14 while Oregon State racked up 17 personal fouls.
Tristan Da Silva is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He finished shooting 70.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. He played for 25 mins and also totaled 5 boards. He left the arena with 17 points on 7 out of 10 shooting.
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Colorado heads into this one with a mark of 11-6 for the season. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Colorado is snagging 38.7 boards per game and has 239 assists for the season, which is 103rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Buffaloes are connecting on 32.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (116 of 356) and 65.9% from the charity stripe. They average 74.8 points per contest (125th in D-1) while shooting 45.6% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Buffaloes are able to force 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 42nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 166 surrendered so far this year. The Buffaloes defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.2% (403 of 977) and they concede 33.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 33.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 113th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the UCLA Bruins walked away with a victory by a final of 60-58 when they faced USC. The Bruins were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. USC committed 18 personal fouls for this game which took the Bruins to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 64.7%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, UCLA buried 9 out of 26 attempts (34.6%). When all was said and done, the Bruins walked away from this one shooting 20 for 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 34.5%. The Bruins allowed USC to knock down 25 of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.2% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 18.8% from three-point range by shooting 3 of 16 and finished the game at 5 out of 6 at the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to team rebounding, UCLA permitted USC to collect 26 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Clark pitched in for the Bruins for the contest. He earned 15 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist in the matchup. He made 5 of 16 in this game for a rate of 31.3%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
UCLA has a mark of 14-2 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Bruins are shooting 48.0% from the floor, which ranks them 36th in college hoops. UCLA has totaled 1,245 points on the campaign (77.8 per contest) and they pull down 35.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.3 times per contest (65th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 9.6 times per contest. The Bruins are responsible for committing 15.1 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The UCLA defense concedes 28.9% on shots from beyond the arc (103 of 356) and opponents are converting on 66.0% of their foul shots. They give up 11.9 dimes and 32.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 127th and 91st in Division 1. The Bruins are ranked 21st in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 60.8. They are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the floor (116th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado
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